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German artists build Holocaust memorial near far-right leader's home

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BERLIN A German political art group on Wednesday said it had built a pared-down version of Berlin's Holocaust memorial near the home of a far-right politician who sparked outrage by suggesting history books should more focus on German World War Two victims.

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Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says 21 Nov 2017

NEW YORK The Smithsonian Institution and the artist Christo were sued on Tuesday by a New York photographer who accused them of stealing credit for his photos of "Running Fence," a 1976 installation that remains one of Christo's best-known works.

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Vatican, China swap art in bid to mend strained ties 21 Nov 2017

VATICAN CITY The Vatican and China will exchange paintings, vases and sculptures in a bid to mend often strained ties through "the diplomacy of art", officials said on Tuesday.

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London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey 16 Nov 2017

LONDON The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013. | Video

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Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York 16 Nov 2017

NEW YORK Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi", sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's, more than double the old price for any work of art at auction. | Video

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'Raj Pink' diamond, top gems, fail to sell at Sotheby's sale 16 Nov 2017

GENEVA A large pink diamond, rare for its color and clarity, was among several major jewels that failed to sell on Wednesday at Sotheby's auction in Geneva. | Video

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Golden leaf cut from Napoleon's crown goes under hammer in France 15 Nov 2017

PARIS A golden laurel leaf cut from the crown of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will be auctioned near Paris on Sunday.

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Memories in milk bottles: Polish exhibition 'shouts out' annihilation story of Warsaw Ghetto 15 Nov 2017

WARSAW A deeply moving exhibition of archives documenting the life and annihilation of Jews by Nazi Germany in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War Two goes on public display in Poland on Thursday.

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Exhibit at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate evokes Syrian war 10 Nov 2017

BERLIN Three upended buses, a reminder of a barricade erected in Aleppo in 2015 at the height of the Syrian civil war, appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an installation by Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni. | Video

Last piece of missing Magritte painting found in Brussels 15 Nov 2017

BRUSSELS The missing last piece of a painting by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte was found underneath another of the artist's works at a museum in Brussels using x-ray imaging.